The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord recalls the fact that Jesus Himself was presented in the Temple to the Father. Jesus was sent by the Father, who is the origin of all, and the culmination of Jesus’ mission is to present everything back to the Father, after having destroyed every enemy. This Feast reminds us that we all belong to God, and to God alone. Therefore, nobody can own another human being, or have a veto power over another’s rights, or decide whether another lives or dies. Nobody’s choice takes precedence over anybody’s life. That is why no individual or nation can permit the act of abortion. On the Feast of the Presentation, may we re-dedicate ourselves to God and to a respect for every human life, which belongs only to Him.